The Arts

TH E  A R TS

 

GRADE COURSE TYPE PREREQUISITE COURSE NOTES
9

AMI1OI

Music, Instrumental

(experienced)

Open This course focuses on instrumental (band) music and is for students with one or more years of experience on their instrument.  Most of their time will be spent continuing to learn to play in a wide variety of styles.
9

AMI1OX

Music, Instrumental

(beginner)

Open This course focuses on instrumental (band) music and is for students with no experience on a band instrument or those coming from Avenue Road P.S. Students will spend most of their time learning to play a band instrument. 
9

AMV1OI

Music, Vocal

Open his course focuses on vocal/choral music and is at a level suitable for both beginning and experienced singers.  Students will spend most of their time learning to sing in a wide variety of styles.
9

AVI1OI

Visual Arts

Open This course is exploratory in nature, offering an overview of visual arts as a foundation for further study.  Students become familiar with the elements and principles of design, and the use of various materials. There is an emphasis on Canadian art history and art forms from other cultures.  A sketchbook is needed for this course.
10

ADA2OI

Dramatic Arts

Open This course offers students an introduction to drama. You will be introduced to different dramatic forms, including mime, tableau, creative movement, and vocal production. The final evaluation will take students through the various phases of a stage production.
10

AMG2OI

Music, Guitar

Open This course is for students interested in learning to play guitar that have no previous experience.  Students will learn to strum chords, explore different playing techniques, and read music.  Guitars will be provided.  This course is available to students in grades 10, 11, 12.
10

AMI2OI

Music, Instrumental

Open

AMI1OI or AMI1OX or

AMI2OX are recommended in order to be successful.

This course is a continuation of AMI1OI, AMI1OX and AMI2OX (grade 9 & 10 beginning band & grade 9 experienced band) and focuses on instrumental (band) music.  Students will spend most of their time continuing to learn to play in a wide variety of styles.
10

AMI2OX

Music,

Instrumental Beginner

Open This course focuses on instrumental (band) music and is for students with no experience on a band instrument or those coming from Avenue Road P.S. Students will spend most of their time learning to play a band instrument.
10

AMV2OI

Music, Vocal

Open

AMV1OI

is recommended in order to be successful

This course is a continuation of AMV1OI (grade 9 vocal) and focuses on vocal/choral music.  Students will spend most of their time continuing to learn to sing in a wide variety of styles.
10

AVI2OI

Visual Arts

Open

AVI1OI

is recommended in order to be successful

This course enables students to further develop new  techniques using materials such as: paint, clay, drawing and printmaking materials. Application of the elements and principles of design continue at this level and there is an emphasis on the creative process.   A sketchbook is needed for the course.
11

ADA3OI

Dramatic Arts

Open

ADA2OI

is recommended in order to be successful

This course expands on concepts learned in Grade 10.  An emphasis is placed on studying character development through different forms such as monologues and scene studies.  Students will also study different dramatic forms such as docudrama.
11

AMI3MI

Music, Instrumental – Band

University

or College

AMI1OI or AMI2OI

is required, AMI 2OI is recommended in order to be successful

This course is a continuation of AMI2OI (Grade Ten Instrumental) and focuses on instrumental music.  Students will spend most of their time continuing to learn how to play in a wide variety of styles.  Participation in the GCI Senior Band is strongly suggested.
11

AMR3MH

Band Repertoire

University/

College

AMI2OI This is a half credit course for students who have completed AMI2OI. Students will practise twice a week during lunch and perform outside of regular class time as members of the GCI Senior Band.
11

AMR3MK

Vocal

Repertoire

University/

College

AMV2OI or AMI2OI This is a half credit course for students who have completed AMI2OI or AMV2OI. Students will practise twice a week during lunch and perform outside of regular class time as members of the GCI Concert Choir.
11

AMV3MI

Music, Vocal

University/

College

AMV2OI or

Departmental permission

This course is a continuation of AMV2OI (Grade Ten Vocal) and focuses on vocal/choral music.  Students will spend most of their time continuing to learn how to sing in a wide variety of styles.  Participation in the GCI Concert Choir is strongly suggested.
11

ASM3MI

Media Arts

University/

College

Students will study the key elements of mass media in our modern culture and apply this to the basics of filmmaking.  They will create storyboards, film treatments and shooting scripts. Students experiment with a number of short film production assignments such as claymation and digital editing. The course ends with the creation of a larger group film.
11

AVI3MI

Visual Arts

University/

College

AVI1OI or

AVI2OI

This course enables students to further develop their knowledge and skills in visual art.  Students will use the creative process to explore a wide range of themes through drawing, painting, sculpting, and printmaking. Critical analysis and self-evaluation techniques are developed.  It is recommended that students supply own brushes, drawing pencils, and high quality sketchbook for this course
11 AWQ3MI
Photography
University/
College
Students are introduced to the basic principles of photographic composition and traditional darkroom techniques. Course work includes building a pinhole camera, SLR camera knowledge, studio assignments, and an introduction to digital photography and photo editing using Photoshop.  Course enhancement fee is $75.
12 ADA4MI
Dramatic Arts
University/College ADA3OI Students will learn about different schools of acting and methods of character development, and apply these in developing characters for performance.  Important periods in theatre history, styles of theatre, and theatre’s influence on societies and cultures will be studied.  Students will also learn about the technical elements of staging theatrical productions.
12 AMI4MI
Music, Instrumental
University/College AMI3MI This course is a continuation of AMI3MI (Grade Eleven Band) and focuses on instrumental music.  Students will spend most of their time continuing to learn to play as well as listening to music from a wide variety of styles.  Participation in the GCI Senior Band is strongly suggested.
AMR4MH
Band Repertoire
University/
College
AMR3MH This is a half credit course for students who have completed AMR3MH. Students will practise twice a week during lunch and perform outside of regular class time as members of the GCI Senior Band.
12

AMR4MK

Vocal Repertoire

University/

College

AMR3MK This is a half credit course for students who have completed AMR3MK.  Students will practise twice a week during lunch and perform outside of regular class time as members of the GCI Concert Choir.
12

ASM4MI

Media Arts

University/

College

In this course students learn the craft of movie making. They study the film director as artist, and look at various significant directors and their films. Delving into the world of video production they work individually and in groups to plan, shoot, and edit video projects such as music videos, movie trailers, and claymation and short films.
12

AMV4MI

Music, Vocal

University/

College

AMV3MI or

Departmental permission

This course is a continuation of AMV3MI (Grade Eleven Vocal) and focuses on vocal/choral music.  Students will spend most of their time continuing to learn to sing as well as listening to music from a wide variety of styles.  Participation in the GCI Concert Choir is strongly suggested.
12

AVI4MI

Visual Arts

University/

College

AVI3MI or

AVI3OI

This course builds on the skills and knowledge acquired in AVI 3MI.  Students will use advanced understanding of techniques to create a body of original works displaying personal expression and growth for the purpose of building a portfolio.  More emphasis on interpretation and critical analysis is developed at this level. Students are expected to purchase a high quality sketchbook and additional materials to complete their mini-suite pieces for the culminating unit.
12

AWQ4MI

Photography

University/

College

AWQ3MI or

AWQ3OI

This course is a continuation from the Grade 11 photography course with the emphasis on portfolio development.  Traditional black and white photography in combination with digital photography and Photoshop are an emphasis of the program.  Students should supply own digital camera. Course enhancement fee is $75.

Ministry of Education complete course descriptions and prerequisite flow charts are published in the WRDSB Common Course Calendar.